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Paul B. Armstrong <> is Professor of English and Dean of the College at Brown University. He is the author of books on Henry James, Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, and the theory of interpretation. He is also the editor of the Norton Critical Edition of Howards End (1998). His work in progress is a book on liberalism and the politics of reading.

Eric Dussere <> teaches courses in writing, literature, and popular culture at Rutgers University. His essay “The Debts of History” is forthcoming in The Faulkner Journal, and his articles on the X-men and Tom Lehrer have appeared in online magazines. His current work includes researching a new project on American detective fiction.

Jean Gallagher <> is the author of The World Wars Through the Female Gaze (1998). She is currently working on a book about women’s literary modernism and visual culture. She is an Associate Professor of English at Polytechnic University in New York City.

John C. Hawley <> is Associate Professor of English at Santa Clara University and editor of the Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies (2001), Postcolonial, Queer (2001), The Postcolonial Crescent (1998), and others. His work has appeared in Research in African Literatures and ARIEL, and he is on the executive board of the United States Association for Commonwealth Literatures and Language Studies.

David Herman <> is Professor of English at North Carolina State University and Adjunct Professor of English Linguistics at Duke University. He is the author of Universal Grammar and Narrative Form (1995) and Story Logic: Problems and Possibilities of Narrative (forthcoming in 2002), as well as the editor of Narratologies: New Perspectives on Narrative Analysis (1999). He is currently working on several projects exploring the interrelations between linguistics, narrative theory, and cognitive science.

Peter Mallios <> is an assistant professor of English at the University of Maryland. His article “‘Under Western Lies’: Ian Watt and Contemporary Conrad Criticism” recently appeared in the Stratford Humanities Review, and he has essays forthcoming in Joseph [End Page 1] Conrad: Centennial Essays and The Faulkner Journal. He is Notes Editor of the Modern Library Edition of Under Western Eyes, and is now working on a book concerning the modern American invention of Conrad as a “major” literary figure.

Brian May <> is the author of The Modernist as Pragmatist: E. M. Forster and the Fate of Liberalism (1997). He recently published an essay on Naipaul and Rushdie in ELH and is working on a book on postcolonial ethics and literature. He teaches at Northern Illinois University.

Magali Cornier Michael <> is the author of Feminism and the Postmodern Impulse: Post-World War II Fiction (1996) and of articles that focus on novels by D. M. Thomas, Angela Carter, Don DeLillo, John Fowles, Virginia Woolf, and Doris Lessing. Her work in progress examines the ways in which contemporary fiction by women contributes to current conversations about the possibilities of agency given the constraints of social construction. She teaches at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

Suzanne Young teaches in the Expository Writing Program at Harvard University. Her article on Woolf’s Orlando in the collection Unmanning Modernism (1997) is part of a work in progress on the relation between artistic and sexual norms in modernist culture and literature. She has also written on H. D.’s prose of the 1930s and is working on an article about sexual deviance in the golden age detective novel.



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